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vipaka of dana to bad people

Postby Stiphan » Tue May 19, 2009 10:37 pm

Generosity towards worthy people is good karma, isn't it?

Is generosity towards unworthy people bad karma?

If someone gives money to, let's say, a madman, does the giver accumulate negative karma from this act?

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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 19, 2009 10:51 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

Postby Individual » Tue May 19, 2009 11:06 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 20, 2009 12:36 am

Greetings Individual,

It's worth bearing in mind though that the Buddha did not discourage people from making offering to wanderers of other sects, even though their ascetics and practitioners were to certain extents ignorant.

Kamma is intention and it's not transcendent, so it's to be expected that there will be some degree of imperfection associated with any volitional act.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

Postby cooran » Wed May 20, 2009 7:46 am

Hello all,

dhammapal posted this as a response on E-sangha:
Should One Honour Shameless and Immoral Monks?
http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Ledi/Dhamm ... onour.html

metta
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Re: vipaka of dana to bad people

Postby Individual » Fri May 22, 2009 12:16 am

The best things in life aren't things.



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